Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Springboard)

Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Springboard)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This programme is aimed at those already working in a warehouse, transport, customs, logistics or supply chain management role or aspiring to do so. It is designed to apply across all industries e.g. Biopharma, Med Technology, Food Processing, Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare and most industry sectors that require warehousing and logistics management including courier and related companies. Prospects typically arise in the manufacturing and services industries regionally (recognising Longford, Westmeath, Offaly and Laois as transport hubs), nationally and abroad. Furthermore, as a result of Brexit, it is envisaged that there will be an increase in those requiring the skills and competencies acquired through the completion of this programme.

The main objective of the Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to provide learners of all backgrounds with the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

This course will give learners the opportunity to further their skill, or re-skill and make a positive contribution to the economy through gaining an understanding of the dynamics of business and in particular from a warehousing, transport, distribution, exporting and customs perspective ensuring they are better at making decisions, solving problems and skilled for the workplace of the future.

On completion the student will have:
A knowledge of those business disciplines which form the basis for a successful career in a commercial or public service setting from an Logistics and Supply Chain Management perspective.
An understanding of the environmental factors that impact upon the success of a business.
An awareness of how effective interpersonal relations at work contribute to the public image of an organisation and to its success.
A knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and their application within a manufacturing and services context.
A knowledge of the regulatory and customs environments that organisations must work in.
An understanding of Procurement and Purchasing in a commercial environment.

What will I experience?

Programme Content

• Supply Chain Management

• Contract Law

• Customs & the Regulatory Environment

• Operations and Logistics Management

• Customer Value and Service

• Purchasing and Procurement in a Commercial Environment

• Distribution

What opportunities might it lead to?

Some of the roles the programme intends to support are those working in: Supply Chain and Operations; Logistics and Shipping; Warehouse and Materials; Finance and Procurement; Customer Services; Compliance; Customs; Export Sales and it is also applicable to Entry level staff.

Additional Information

This is an online programme, there will be approx 6-8 face to face Saturday classes in Athlone IT.


Please note: Institute induction is on Saturday 21 September 2019 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Attendance on that date is compulsory. This programme is free to all participants and will be delivered online and locally in Athlone IT, commencing this September 2019. See Website for details: www.AIT.ie

Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Commencement Date:

6.00pm Week of 23rd September 2019

Course Award:
Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age)

Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish)
Any QQI level 5 qualification
an approved equivalent qualification.

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